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Frances Djulibing Yukuwa (feather string yam vine) banyan tree bark, cockatoo feathers, beeswax Museum of Contemporary Art, purchased 2013 Image courtesy and © the artist Photograph: Alex Davie
STRING THEORY: FOCUS ON CONTEMPORARY AUSTRALIAN ART
13 MARCH - 10 MAY 2015

string theory is an imaginative exhibition that explores innovative approaches to the use of fibre in a contemporary context and across a range of media, including sculpture, photography, painting and video. Curated by Glenn Barkley, the exhibition brings together works by over 30 Aboriginal artists and artist groups. string theory is a national touring exhibition organised and toured by the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body

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Julia Margaret Cameron, India/ England 1815-79, Portrait of Frances St John c.1870, Albumen photograph, Gift of Miss Gwen Lord 1984, Collection: Queensland Art Gallery
EVER PRESENT PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE QUEENSLAND ART GALLERY COLLECTION 1850-1975
3 April - 17 May 2015

Ever Present is a fascinating history of the development of photography as a modern art form. Drawn from the international collection of the Queensland Art Gallery, the exhibition includes works by unknown nineteenth century photographers alongside iconic images of some of the twentieth century's most renowned photographers including Alfred Stieglitz, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Max Dupain and Helen Levitt.

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Chris Hardy, Pleat, image courtesy of the artist
RESOLVED: JOURNEYS IN AUSTRALIAN DESIGN
15 May - 12 July 2015

Resolved features works by twelve of Australia's most interesting and inventive contemporary designers. The exhibition explores the designer's journey, from the initial inspiration and idea through to the finished product. Featured designers include Adam Cornish, Adam Goodrum, Alex Gilmour, Fukutoshi, Gary Galego, Ben McCarthy, Bic Tieiu and Zoe MacDonnell. Resolved: Journeys in Australian Design is an Object: Australian Design Centre National Touring Program. Object: Australian Design Centre has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. Object: Australian Design Centre is supported by the NSW Government through Arts NSW.

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LAHEY Vida, Australia (1882-1968), The carters' rest, Eagle Street, 1913, Watercolour on paper, Purchased 2005, Collection: Queensland Art Gallery
TRANSPARENT WATERCOLOUR IN QUEENSLAND 1850s - 1980s
22 May - 5 July 2015

Transparent showcases more than 50 exquisite watercolours by some of Queensland's most renowned watercolour artists, including Conrad Martens, J.J. Hilder, Vida Lahey, Kenneth Macqueen, Joe Rootsey, Margaret Cliento and Joy Roggenkamp. The exhibition traces the important role of watercolour in Queensland's visual arts history, from its earliest colonial beginnings through to modern watercolour developments in the early twentieth century and the more recent and exuberant watercolours of the 1980s.

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COMMUNITY EXHIBITIONS PROGRAM


Susan Doherty, Weaver nest, 2015, organic found materials and cotton, hung from crutches with chop stick.
SUSAN DOHERTY: INTUIT
17 April - 24 May 2015

A constant theme in Susan Doherty's work is drawing our attention to the rubbish we discard, and transforming it from the meaningless into the meaningful. In so doing, Doherty's works create a commentary on our consumer-driven world.

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Nikeema Williams, Self portrait, 2014, ink and wash on paper
NICKEEMA WILLIAMS: KERKAR MAR-ASMER
29 May - 5 July 2015

This exhibition explores issues of reconnection, family, culture and history. Kerkar Mar-asmer means new reflection/s. The artist explains that the works are her early steps towards understanding, documenting and learning about her Torres Strait Islander heritage.

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